Friday, January 2, 2009

The Art of Okemo

Meet the Art of Okemo - Art Farrington. Like Van Gogh or Picasso, Art and his fellow groomer operators are masters of their medium.

It is especially evident during busy times like this - Okemo has turned grooming into an art form. All that edge-to-edge corduroy doesn't just happen by itself. Okemo's team of grooming artists start with a fresh white canvas every evening and Okemo's top-secret methodology delivers some of the best skiing and snowboarding surfaces in the business. It's the Okemo Difference that brings people back time and again.

Monday, December 29, 2008

What Are You Doing ...

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ah, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s Eve?

Whether you’re looking for memorable family festivities or a romantic interlude that includes dinner and a midnight stroll under the stars to our courtyard fireplace (where you’re guaranteed to see sparks fly, one way or another), Okemo has a New Year’s Eve celebration for you.

Join us at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern for a very special New Year's Eve celebration with dining and dancing after 9 p.m. And enjoy music by The Sherry Winston Band. Call (802) 228-1435 for reservations and information.

If a more active evening is appealing to you, bring your friends and family to Okemo's First Annual Family New Year's Eve party! Enjoy snowtubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, horse drawn wagon rides, games, special activities and more! Plus, join us for a family-friendly pizza and dance party in the Roundhouse, complete with a DJ, balloons and noisemakers.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hot Dog Hill is Open for the Season!

Ketchup, mustard, and relish, may be the more common hot dog toppings, but at Okemo we like to put a little butter on our dogs. Our Hot Dog Hill beginner-level terrain park opened for the season this past Saturday, ushering in another winter of freestyle ski and snowboard progression. From the greats like Ross Powers to your average Joe-y, they all have to start somewhere. The pint-sized park features small jumps and plenty of butters for up-and-coming X-Games medalists to get their start on. After busting your buns in this park for a little while, you'll be ready to move on to one of Okemo's other parks, including our SoBe Super Park on Nor'Easter.

(Interestingly enough, the gateway to Hot Dog Hill was built by a family of beavers, not Dachshunds. I only kid.)

Just because our Pipes and Parks crew is a top-rated team of feature-building experts doesn't mean they forgot about those of us who don't throw down backside 900s on our way to lunch. The history of terrain park building is one which can be characterized by many bucks and trends, but two things have remained constant: safety and progression. Hot Dog Hill is the type of park you can feel comfortable dropping the kids off at, or dropping into. So whether you're young or old, it's never too late to put a little air and butter beneath your feet.